Re: Upgrade procedure for tetex
Chris Fearnley <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> There are several principles the developer overlooked.
And what are those?
> if package is depended on my many packages, be conservative and
> don't conflict with said package (merely replace and provide).
That will achieve a completel different purpose - the old package
won't be uninstalled.
> if package is partially replaced by tetex-base, save the conflicts
> and provides lines for tetex-bin.
> - Why does tetex-doc " Conflicts: latex2e-doc" and "Replaces:
> latex2e-doc"? They seem to have no files in common.
/usr/info/latex* are identical in content.
> Finally, I dislike the "non-conceptual" names of the packages. Why
> can't tetex-base and tetex-bin be merged into one package? When would
> I need to install tetex-dev? Etc,
tetex-base = arch independent
tetex-bin = arch dependent, ie - binaries
tetex-dev = tetex development, ie - you want to compile tetex
> I still think it's
> prudent to hold off until the next release.
Do you use TeX alot, Chris? I ask because, in my opinion, the 1.2
distribution is crap, and tetex is the standard TeX distribution